Panel Discussion to Help ‘Parent-preneurs’ Connect

HOLYOKE – Local entrepreneur Terra Missildine will offer a free panel discussion geared toward “parent-preneurs,” or parents who are entrepreneurs, on Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 4 Open Square, Suite 213.

The panel will include Business Coach Doug Foresta of Springfield; the Rev. Hannah Gyovai of Grace Ceremonies in Northampton; and Keely Malone, owner of Wine and Canvas in Springfield. Missildine, the owner of Beloved Earth, a green cleaning business, with her husband, David, and the mother of 1-year-old Aria, will also sit on the panel.

The four will tell their stories of running a business while raising children, and they will offer tips and resources to parents who are entrepreneurs.

Kyle Sullivan, a representative with the John M. Glover Insurance Agency in Holyoke, also a parent, is the venue sponsor for the event.

“My passion is generating conversation, networks and shared resources for awesome parent entrepreneurs,” Missildine said. She believes the discussion panel – and a new entity she created, called Cultivate, the actual sponsor for the day – will help generate collaboration and provide parent entrepreneurs with the necessary resources to help them become better businesspeople and better parents.

With networking in mind, Missildine said the panel discussion will begin with networking from 10 to 10:30 a.m., before the panel discussion begins, and from noon to 12:30 p.m., after the panel has finished.

Missildine will arrange child care for the event so children may attend with their parents. Food and beverages will also be available.

Cultivate is Missildine’s “passion project,” through which she said she aims to make both parenting and entrepreneurship easier and more fulfilling for her colleagues and collaborators.


To learn more about Cultivate, visit

For more information about the panel discussion, contact Missildine at 413-949-3509.